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Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez celebrate after the former scores for Uruguay

Transfer news: Any move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez would break Gareth Bale's £86m world-record fee, claims Edinson Cavani

The Paris St-Germain striker claims Suarez is on a par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo according to his Uruguayan team-mate

The fortunes of David Moyes in the transfer market could be dependent on whether United qualify for the Champions League next season

Transfer news: Manchester United's ambitious transfer plans at risk from possible failure to qualify for Champions League

Big-name players will be put off by lack of Champions League football if United fail to finish in the top four

Gareth Bale celebrates his free-kick in the 4-1 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday

Chris Coleman insists there were never any doubts about the talent of Gareth Bale

The Welshman has settled at Real Madrid following a difficult start

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata could be on his way to Arsenal after reports suggested the clubs have agreed a six-month loan deal

Arsenal agree loan deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata - reports

Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing in another striker to support Olivier Giroud and a Spanish radio station is claiming the Gunners will once again tap into the Real reserves to boost their squad

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates his first goal in the 5-1 win over Real Sociedad with Gareth Bale on 9 November

Gareth Bale watch out - Cristiano Ronaldo announces he is no longer injured and will return for Real Madrid

Portuguese forward has missed Real's last two matches with a muscle strain

In Brief: Jones pays with his job for Owls’ failure to fly

Dave Jones has been sacked as manager of Sheffield Wednesday, the club confirmed last night.

Aaron Ramsey puts Arsenal ahead with a header against Cardiff

Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 match report: Aaron Ramsey the reluctant hero keeps Arsenal on title path

Two-goal hero helps beat home club Cardiff but refuses to celebrate and is applauded for it

Gareth Bale celebrates his free-kick in the 4-1 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday

Who needs Cristiano Ronaldo? Gareth Bale hailed as a 'leader' by Spanish press

£86m Welshman opened the scoring with stunning free-kick in Ronaldo's absence

Could David Ginola replace Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham manager? The former Spurs winger seems happy to do so

The Frenchman has confirmed his desire to one day lead his former club but will have to wait at least eight months, but will Villas-Boas last that long?

Cristiano Ronaldo can take it easy tonight while 45,000 Real supporters don masks of his face

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid: Spain’s Champions League hopefuls have an easier time than England’s

A Different League: La Liga teams’ domestic rivals want signed shirts as much as league points

Gareth Bale

Harry Redknapp 'tried to get rid of Gareth Bale' during his time at Tottenham, claims Damien Comolli

The former director of football has revealed he expected to stay at White Hart Lane for life

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Fifa Ballon d'Or: Franck Ribery 'confident' of winning award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after 'setting defences on fire'

The France international helped Bayern to win an unprecedented Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring Real Madrid's opener

European round-up: Carlo Ancelotti shrugs off Cristiano Ronaldo injury after Real Madrid romp

Real Madrid’s 5-0 win over Almeria on Saturday was soured slightly by an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo but Carlo Ancelotti, the Real coach, said there was nothing to worry about after the forward limped off in the second half, having scored the opening goal.

Not sitting well: Roberto Soldado is out of synch with team-mates

Manchester City v Tottenham: And Spurs must score... but they don’t and it’s a problem

If this is to end up proving a breakthrough season for Tottenham Hotspur, it’s been a disconcertingly frustrating start.

Gareht Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo share a hug during a recent game

Gareth Bale: Cristiano Ronaldo is not a rival at Real Madrid – he is the best

Wales star tells Jack Pitt-Brooke how some of the greats of the game have helped him settle at the world’s most glamorous club

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